San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 6:42 a.m.

INCIDENT: Hit and Run Traffic Collision

LOCATION: Sage Avenue/Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley

SUSPECT: Chelsea Headrick, 29, resident of Yucca Valley

Summary

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 6:42 a.m. Chelsea Headrick struck another vehicle leaving a business at Sage Avenue and Twentynine Palms Highway in Yucca Valley. Headrick’s vehicle was stuck on the rear of the victim’s vehicle, so the victim helped Headrick free her vehicle and then attempted to exchange information with her. Headrick drove off from the location without exchanging information and the victim followed her to Morongo Valley, while communicating with the Sheriff’s Department on the phone. Headrick stopped briefly in Morongo Valley and again drove off. Detective Emon observed Headrick’s vehicle on Highway 62 in Desert Hot Springs and initiated a traffic stop as she approached Dillon Road. Headrick stopped briefly and then drove off again. Headrick drove for approximately two miles and merged onto the west bound side of the I-10 before yielding on the shoulder. Headrick was taken into custody at that time for a violation of CVC 20002-Hit and Run. Deputy Garcia contacted the victim who positively identified Headrick as the person who struck his vehicle.

Chelsea Headrick was booked into the Morongo Jail and later issued a citation with a court date to appear on the alleged charge. Anyone who may have witnessed the crime or who has any additional information is asked to contact the Morongo Basin Station at (760)366-4175.

Refer: Deputy A. Garcia

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Phone No.(760) 366-4175

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700